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Also containing Berger's own drawings, notes, memories and reflections on everything from Albert Camus to global capitalism, Confabulations takes us to what is 'true, essential and urgent'.

'Language is a body, a living creature ... and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'. John Berger's work has revolutionized the way we understand visual language. In this new book he writes about language itself, and how it relates to thought, art, song, storytelling and political discourse today. Also containing Berger's own drawings, notes, memories and reflections on everything from Albert Camus to global capitalism, Confabulations takes us to what is 'true, essential and urgent'.

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One of the most influential intellectuals of our time

Observer

He handles thoughts the way an artist handles paint

Jeanette Winterson

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  • Paperback

    9780141984957

    January 5, 2017

    Penguin Press

    128 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • EBook

    9780241292341

    January 5, 2017

    Penguin eBooks

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